Nasty Restaurants and how do you tell how bad it might be? I usually run into the bathrooms, if it is nasty, generally speaking I’m out. If they can’t keep their bathrooms clean, then I’m positive their kitchen is a mess. I love those kitchens which are visible, if you can peak in that is a great thing.
Restaurants and cleaning:
Everyday someone should be cleaning.
Each day certain areas should be cleaned, areas not used daily should be rotated cleaned.
There should be charts with duties and persons assigned.
Managers should check cleanliness daily.
Degreasers and heavy duty equipment may be needed, and supplied so the staff can adequately perform their duties.
I have been to a ton of restaurants and I have tuned down quite a few. I can’t do my job, if the grease is thick my product will never do the job. Now lets talk about cockroaches, German Cockroaches come in on the folds of food boxes. Once a stowaway enters the property there is almost a 0% chance of the owner/manager/staff fighting the situation. You need a Professional, because you need the right equipment and the right products with the knowledge. A single female roach can set in motion a infestation that can grow quickly.
Block Walls can harbor a variety of bugs, especially scorpions and their food. So treating the block walls inside and outside is essential to making them dead. The art od pest control is to manage the bugs so they die before they get to your home or business. So how do we treat?
Arrive at your door and ask any questions about activity?
Using our webber broom we knock down webs and look up to see anything at the roofline. Check your property for other signs.
We don’t generally use spray tanks, overkill of pest and any good bugs. We use backpacks, to target specific areas that bugs hide or harborage in. We do use spray tanks for ticks because they like to climb up weeds and bushes.
We then check the property for any ant mounds and treat each mound.
We then dust those block walls, with DE and/or Delta Dust. Some companies use a foam device to foam those areas. I’m not sure that it works any better, but we use dust every visit.
If you’re home we will check in and leave you with a service ticket or email you one. Of course we will Thank you.
So consider a service by the Leader in Phoenix Pest Management – we use technology to prevent the bugs from getting to you. 623-414-0176 or 480-831-9328
So at this point if you have read any of my previous posts, you know I’m a BIG fan of IPM and Schools should really be using this program. So how do I investigate before I propose for a bug control service.
I always check with the customer, what are they seeing, how many and when are they seeing them?
Then I preform an inspection.
I carry a flashlight, mirrors and tools so I can get into areas and under things like sheds etc.
Transfer my notes to proposal sheet.
Discuss options with the owner.
Is it insect pest or rodents, could be an issue outside with the shed or honeybees on exterior of home.
If it is rodents discuss what rodent stations look like and how they work, snap traps may also be involved.
I usually draw a graph, mandatory with termite but also good on pigeon work that needs to be done.
I have run into some problems especially in the Sun City, Surprise area of some Pest Control companies that either don’t issue a proposal before the work and/or jack up prices as they arrive to do the work. ProBest Pest Management doesn’t condone jacking up pricing – we will always issue a pest estimate on any work other than the typical pest control service. 480-831-9328 or 623-414-0176
Cockroaches can be real scary if they are in your home. Do you know some can actually fly or at least glide somewhat. If the one in your home is this BIG, you need to call ProBest right away 480-831-9328 or 623-414-0176.
OK they ever get that big, well maybe in prehistoric time but not anymore. By the way if they were that big a show wouldn’t do it and they would be easier to find and get rid of. By the way, I’m kidding but if you have German Cockroaches you really need us. The longer you put it off the more they breed and reproduce. How about a few facts?
One female can can produce thousands in just one year.
They tend to gather together after birth.
Egg cases are not susceptible to insecticides.
German Roaches can and do change their normal behavior.
Roaches along with Bed bugs are the nattiest of bugs, except for flies in my book. Flies fly and then vomit on your food, they can be in your back yard and fly in and land right on that beautiful steak. Yuuuuck. But anyway back to roaches, everyone thinks they have the silver bullet. In my professional opinion it is a combination of protocols and knowledge is what it takes to combat these invaders. Any house, yes I said any house can get them, clean to dirty it doesn’t matter. They like to hang in box lids, touching top and bottom of their bodies and make their way into your home.
So some advice.
Check boxes before putting them in cupboards.
If it is pasta or rice, freeze box then place in sealable containers.
Even dog/cat food can have pests, check it out.
At the first sign of cockroaches/roaches call a Professional. 480-831-9328
Roaches hide so once inside, they will go the far away hidden areas. Don’t install those motels in the bottom cabinets, that isn’t where they are going to be.
GAS REALLY STINKS for property managers,
facility engineers, Realtors and business owners because it:
Bad smells = lost revenue from failed home sales, new leases and lease renewals
Smells Bad = lost revenue due to bad social media reviews from customers
Bad smells = lost revenue from time wasted fielding complaints by staff and customers alike
Irritates mucousa of the eyes, nose, throat and lungs,
Irritated mucosal membranes = Lost revenue from absenteeism and presentism due to infirm staff with headaches, eye irritation, sneezing, coughing and general malaise
Corroded metal = malfunctioning smoke alarms and fire panels
Metals Corrode = Reduces lifespans for electronics like computers and televisions
Corroded metal = displeasing aesthetics for building finishes and contents
Build-up of combustible gasses can lead to fires and explosions and the associated loss of life and property.
Smells like the additive to natural gas,
Methyl mercaptan from sewers in the living space = false claims of a natural gas leak, unnecessary building evacuations and eventually a “cry wolf” culture, where people will not take an actual natural gas leak seriously.
Means there’s unrestricted access for sewer critters,
Dry traps = unhindered access to the living space for cockroaches, sewer flies, etc.
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Attic entry points, attics can and do cause a lot of issues. We often forget that our attics exist. Especially at Christmas time when we bring down boxes etc. and find that mice or pest have invaded. Reminder – always open boxes in garage, that way when something pops out it won’t be in the house.
Most people are aware if there home has holes leading into the attic area, but what about hidden ones? The people that build you home cut out the hole that the appliance must fit through. But they make that hole bigger and that is where the issue stems from. Scorpions can fall through those holes, as well as other bugs. I’m sure you have noticed a scorpion in the tub, they can’t crawl up the sides and probably fell in from the ceiling.
Public Health and Human Health, go hand in hand to provide the cornerstone of pest treatments.
Approximately 100 Arizona residents die yearly due to asthma, and 651,000 are afflicted. Bed Bug & cockroach allergens can trigger asthma attacks. Low-income elderly housing residents are particularly vulnerable. Our Community IPM team reduced cockroaches by 87% and bed bugs by 93% in Phoenix public housing for elderly & disabled. Arizona Pest Management Center
Pesticides are a tool of the IPM or Integrated Pest Management. It is important to understand and implement the correct usage of any chemical used. I recently attended a workshop where this subject was addressed especially with the idea of IPM or Integrated Pest Management. Always a great idea to rehash the options you have when using them. I have always believed that IPM works and should be the basis of any pest treatment. I also wish to address the belief of some that IPM means no pesticides, that is incorrect it simply means that you use the other tools first and if you must use them you do so in a manner that is minimally evasive to the structure.
Thank you to Dr. Michael R. Wierda for supplying this information, info to talk with him included with the sheets.